Sterile Compounding Exam Review Webinars: USP <800> Hazardous Drugs

Activity Preview

This series of webinars, 6 modules, discuss key requirements in USP General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings. The course will

  • Describe the standards to protect personnel, patients, and the environment when handling hazardous drugs (HDs).
  • Handling HDs includes, but is not limited to, the receipt, storage, compounding, dispensing, administration, and disposal of sterile and nonsterile products and preparations
  • Provide an overview of the chapter; describe personnel responsibilities and educational expectations. It will also cover facility design, engineering control and documentation requirements.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this reveiw course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the scope of USP General Chapter <800>, including the types of exposure, a list of HDs and how to design an assessment of risk
  • Define the responsibilities of personnel who handle HDs.
  • Describe the requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Summarize HD training requirements
  • Describe the facilities and engineering controls used for handling of HDs
  • Identify the practice areas affected by USP <800>, such as receiving, transporting, storing, compounding, labeling, packaging, disposing, dispensing, and administering HDs
  • List the documentation requirements and concepts of a hazard communication program and a medical surveillance program
  • Describe the environmental quality control and proper cleaning and spill control management of HDs

Activity type: Application-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists 
Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following activity is approved for 6.5 contact hour of CPE credit (0.65 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-339-H07-P.

To obtain credit for completing USP General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings Webinar, the participant must complete all the modules in full, complete the evaluation, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid username and password and a CPE Monitor account to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript 

Initial release date: 10/06/2020
Expiration date: 10/06/2023 - No credit can be earned after this date


USP General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings Webinar> is an online educational activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association and the U.S. Pharmacopeia. © 2020 American Pharmacists Association and U.S. Pharmacopeia


USP staff disclosures, if any, will be included in webinar activity. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, visit the APhA website at


The fee for this activity is $260 for both APhA members and non-members.

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements in order to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-20-339-H07-P 0.65 CEUs October 06, 2020 - October 06, 2023